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Baking fun and Giveaway

C and I have had some baking fun over the weekend as you might have seen on our #MySundayPhoto post this week. Well there is no excuse like Easter to get the mixer out and make some cakes.

C loves to help me bake and she is now getting good at telling me what ingredients I need next, being the official taste tester and of course helping clean up by licking the beater.

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We made Easter cupcakes to share with family and friends, What do you think?

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As baking is one of my hobbies and I blog about it a fair bit I thought that I would give away a selection of baking goodies to get you started or help you on your baking journey with children,

I think baking is a perfect rain day activity, and can be used to teach children new skills, as well as improve upon things like counting, and as a bonus you have something edible at the end to enjoy or to give away as gifts.

Here is the bundle of baking goodies that I will be giving away as part of our 2nd blogaversary to get you started.

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Included

1. Measuring cup and measuring spoon sets
2. Muffin cases
3. Heavenly cupcakes recipe book
4. 2 x cupcake boxes (each holds 6 cakes)
5. 2 x chocolate flavoured frosting 250g pots
6. A Peppa pig chocolate cookie kit
7. A Frozen cupcake kit
8.Writing icing – 3 tubes
9. Sugar stars (28g pot)
10. Mini marshmallows (12g pot)

Simply fill in the Gleam form below to be in with a chance to win.

baking competition

Good luck
xxx

* Open to UK residents only, prize supplied by me and not associated with any company/brand*

This weeks bakes

 A few of months ago I had bought some Sugar and crumbs icing at the cake and bake show in Manchester and wanted to test it out.  I decided to take them into work for the hard working ladies ( and gents) on the front desk in Old Swan Walk in center because who doesn’t enjoy a cupcake, plus they were then able to give me a true opinion of the cakes and icing.

I usually have my family taste test my baking creations but I wanted a few independent views.

After trying them in work someone asked if I sell them, I said that it is really only a hobby but one lovely lady asked if I would bake some cupcakes for a her husbands 60th so that they could take them to on holiday with them, so I agreed. She asked for 3 different flavors, salted caramel, lemon and chocolate.

If only I’d known then how hot it would be now! England has only a few hot days a year but this year its boiling and butter cream isn’t the best in hot weather.

So on Thursday evening I baked 18 cupcakes for Jackie:-

6 Sicilian lemon cupcakes and then iced them with sugar and crumbs lemon drizzle butter cream icing, and decorated with a jelly lemon slice.

6 Vanilla cupcakes iced with Sugar and crumbs salted caramel butter cream icing, then drizzled with salted caramel sauce.

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and finally

6 Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate butter cream icing and sprinkled with white chocolate stars.

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As you can see I took pictures of the chocolate cupcakes in the box but forgot to get pictures of the lemon and salted caramel.

I baked more than 6 of each and gave a few of the salted caramel to my auntie as they are her favorites  I have a few leftover cakes and some butter creams still to decorate them to take to some other family members ( if anyone wants them)

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The pictures above show 3 of the spare cakes, the 1st is lemon but I didn’t have time to pipe it properly so just put some on and forked it. The chocolate is just basically piped and the caramel is piped with a caramel drizzle.

C and Dan ate some plain vanilla cakes as well as some of the lemon cakes earlier as I’d made extra to check size and mixture amounts.

They seemed to enjoy them.

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I’ll put the recipes into a different post when I have my broken laptop back.
They are really simple basic sponge cake recipes though.

Have you bakes anything thing week?

Cakes to bake

I will be blogging a lot about cakes for the next few months, I’ve been asked to make a naming day cake, a 1st birthday cake, and a wedding cake. As well as making my usual christmas cakes and other christmas goodies.

Lots of baking and making to be done soon 😀 so watch this space and i will keep you all updated on the progress.